Software Technology Infrastructure

Program Presentation

The importance of technology infrastructure will always be the basis that defines the life of any system. In the field of Computer Science or Information Systems, the decision on infrastructure is important, as it will limit or enhance the growth and development of an organization.

1.1. Importance of graduate training in value-added technologies

Understanding technologies these days cannot be limited to a simple technical mastery; it requires a reflection on its potential and impact that occurs in computer systems; the relations between components of software and hardware. A lack of mastery can barely create a robust hardware / software architecture that can render large numbers of systems obsolete in a short time or leave organizations tied to systems difficult to maintain.

The Software Technology Infrastructure Program helps to understand the various technological components used in software technology infrastructures in order to master its design and implementation.

1.2. Central concepts of the program: technological infrastructure and software

The technological infrastructure that is grouped and organized into sets of technological elements that make up a project, can support the operations of an organization or aid an operation. Infrastructure defines the success of how a company measures its sturdiness, quality and sustainability, which translates into increased investment in IT. It is therefore crucial to know all components or elements concerning software and hardware. A strong infrastructure allows software to operate efficiently and effectively for the specified time with high levels of service and performance.

The software is the newest asset of organizations whose value is given by the importance of their use, efficiency, and data processing capacity to facilitate operations. In this regard, it is very important and relevant that it operates on stable infrastructures to ensure optimal software operations. 

Who is the programme for?

The learning methodology proposed, along with the clarity, amplitude and didactic of the design of the content, allows aiming the Software Technological Infrastructure program to professionals who work or want to work in the field of information and wish to develop more robust and integrated information systems, especially in global environments but also for small and medium businesses, facilitating both their entry into global networks as well as improving their own management potential, It enables software engineers, programmers, analysts, system and telecommunication technicians or people who work on technical support or assistance, technological advice or similar positions to gain a broad view on the diverse information technologies and their organizational use.

Diploma

When successfully completing all the subjects and fulfilling all the academic, administrative and economic demands stipulated by the Ibero-American University Foundation and the university or entity that manages the program, the respective degree or title will be granted. The name of the degree or title may vary according to the laws in each country and the norms of the university or entity granting said title or degree.

Program Structure

The estimated length of the program depends on the academic profile and the requisites demanded by the corresponding university.

Regarding the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • This being a distance learning program, not subject to classroom attendance, there is no specific date of initiation, which is why the student can finalize the enrollment process at any time, as long as there are available spaces in the program.
  • Due to academic and learning reasons, this program has a minimum length of 3 months, starting from the date the first volume is received until the date that the last evaluation exercise is received.
  • The maximum amount of time to finish this program is 9 months. In this time, the student must have successfully completed all the evaluated activities.

In the case of people without a degree, the credit structure of the program is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 18 4 180
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
TOTAL 28 6 280

In the case of people with a degree and that have coursed a program that demands a Final Project, the credit structure is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 18 4 180
2nd Part: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
3rd Part: Final Project 10 3 100
TOTAL 38 9 380

a. Equivalence in credits may vary according to the university granting the degree.
b. Length in months.

When successfully completing all the subjects and fulfilling all the academic, administrative and economic demands stipulated by the Ibero-American University Foundation and the university or entity that manages the program, the respective degree or title will be granted. The name of the degree or title may vary according to the laws in each country and the norms of the university or entity granting said title or degree.

Objectives

General objective:

  • Know the technological infrastructure employed in contemporary information systems.

Specific objectives:

  • Know the fundamental principles of the technological infrastructure employed in the development of information systems.
  • Know the different systems, processes, methods and methodologies employed in the implementation of the various technologies studied in the program.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Software Technological Infrastructure program are:

  • Functional, organic and technological analyst/designer of information systems.
  • Software developer.
  • Director/Manager of software engineering projects.
  • Designer or evaluator of information platforms or architectures.

Study Plan

The Software Technological Infrastructure program is composed of:

  • 1st Part: Subjects (180 hours).

Each subject provides the knowledge of the main technologies used in the technological infrastructures of software.

The subjects and hours that compose this part are shown in the following table:

# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Architectures, Networks and Distributed Systems 40
2 Network Management and Security 30
3 Database Management and Information Resources 40
4 Programming Languages and Paradigms 30
5 Web Technology and Web Engineering 40
TOTAL 180

These subjects, despite being independent from each other, are self-contained and structured according to a logical learning order. Each one is divided into thematic units or chapters, whose content includes printed material which must be studied in order to successfully answer the different evaluation activities.

  • 2nd Part: Case Study and Resolution (100 hours).

The objective is to solve a practical case proposed by the student or the professor.

# Case Study and Resolution HOURS
1 Case Study and Resolution 100
  • 3rd Part: Final Project (100 hours).

The objective is to create a Final Project destined to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the program. The Final Project will be started when the university or entity that manages the program requires it, according to their guidelines.

# Final Project HOURS
1 Final Project 100

Management

  • Dr. Arturo Ortega-Mansilla. DDoctor of Electrical Engineering, by the University of Barcelona. Telecommunications Engineer by the Ramon Llull University, Spain. Coordinator of the IDi Area - Area Projects, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez. Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque Country University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments. Academic Coordinator of the Master Program in Strategic Management in Telecommunications and its Specializations.
  • Ms. Angélica Agudelo Reina. Master and Postgraduate degrees in SAP SD and MM (Materials Management - Sales and Distribution). Extensive experience in ERP functional consulting in different sectors of the industry, and analysis of industrial operations. Academic Coordinator of the Master Program in the Strategic Management of Software Engineering and their specializations.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dra. Isabel De La Torre Díez. Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Valladolid University. Professor in the Valladolid University on topics linked to telematics services, databases and business intelligence. Postdoctoral Research in Biomedical Informatics.
  • Dr. Fernando Izquierdo Álvarez. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering and HR and Business Management - MBA IESE. Master in Advanced Networking and Internet Services from the Madrid Polytechnic University. Vast experience in new ICT technologies companies. International consultant.
  • Dra. Marina Aguado. Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque State University. MSc. in Management of Manufacturing Systems from the Cranfield University, England. Experience in I D i Projects. Professor in the Basque State University.
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctorate in Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering, UPC. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • DraIzel Marez. Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Professor in the Iberoamerican International Universidad.
  •  Dr. Santos Gracia Villar. Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Expert in Cooperation and management Projects.
  • Dra. Beatriz Sainz De Abajo. Doctorate from the Cordoba University. Professor in the Department of Signal and Communications Theory and Telematics Engineering, in the Valladolid University.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctorate in Project Engineering, from the Catalonia Polytechnic University, Spain. Master in Project and Design Management from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy, Professor in the Buenos Aires University, Argentina. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Academic Director of the Environmental Area in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  •  Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez. Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque State University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments.
  • Dr. (c) Diego J. Kurtz. Doctorate in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the PPGEGC – UFSC (in process). Master in International Business - Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. Researcher in the Core Management for Sustainability (www.ngs.ufsc.br) and Junior Researcher of the Dynamic SME Project (www.dynamic-sme.org). Program Coordinator and Professor in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  •  Dr. (c) Saúl Domingo Soriano. Doctoral candidate at the University of Leon. Master in Business Management from the Barcelona Catalonia Institute of Technology. Master in e-Business Consulting and Information Technology from the Las Palmas University in Grand Canaria, Spain. Director of Master and Specializations Final Project, Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dra. (c) Gabriela Larrea Madinyá. Doctorate in Projects, from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Masters in Strategic Management from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Expert in communication and marketing strategies applying new technologies.
  •  Ms. Pedro Chávez Chiclayo. Computer Systems Engineer from the Trujillo Antenor Orrego University (Peru). Master in CoEngineer in Computer Management from the St. Mary University Campus Guayaquil Chile. Master in Logistics (France).

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.